Last Publish on 5/25/2011 2:19:53 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
NOTICE OF ACTION
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
Call to Order
Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. and explained that Councilman Moffett and Mary Bunting, City Manager, are not present as they are attending the Symposium Reinhard Mohn in Berlin, Germany where they were invited to speak. The trip is at no expense to our taxpayers. She also indicated that Councilwoman Leary is ill and will not be present and Councilman Stuart is expected to arrive late.
Councilman Stuart arrived at 1:07 p.m.
Hampton River Navigational Improvement Project Update
Presented by Lynn Allsbrook, Acting Director of Public Works, and Ken Dierks with Kimley-Horn and Associates.
Briefing on the Status of Ft. Monroe
Presented by James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager. Mayor Ward, Vice Mayor Wallace, and Councilman Kearney also shared information.
Mayor Ward expressed her sadness that Col. Matt Molloy, now Bridagier General Matt Malloy, is leaving Joint Base Langley Eustis and she welcomed Colonel Kevin Robbins who is assuming command of the First Fighter Wing. She also expressed that the Peninsula Food Bank held its ribbon-cutting this morning which was attended by the Governor. The new location is in Copeland Industrial Park in Hampton.
Councilman Tuck asked if Council can, within the next six months, look at some of the things the City does internally and also some of the agencies the City provides funding to in an effort to determine what is being accomplished with the funding provided and if things can be done differently.
He is also interested in seeing a policy on the home elevation program with details on how it will be done, etc.
Mayor Ward announced that there will be a ceremony at Buckroe Beach Friday morning at 8:30 to dedicate a 25 acre conservation easement.
She also indicated that tonight's Council meeting will honor the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Hampton's high schools.